story keeper sculpture: bookworm

Story Keeper Sculptures are a loving nod to Kai's earlier work that he created over 25 years ago. As his work has changed, so, too, have these flying, dancing beings. They now have a way to change your story as your life unfolds (since our storyblocks sit right on the built-in shelf...) 

The sculptures are handcrafted here in our studio, by Kai, from a mix of reclaimed wood species. 

This piece pictured is constructed of fir from a 1920s granary in Idaho, old-growth redwood from a water flume in Montana, .

You can choose 'daughter of mountains' - the story shown with this sculpture - or another story from this collection of contemporary storyblocks 

 each story keeper ordered plants one tree

  • dimensions: 24" W (not incl. wire hair) x 17.5" H
  • cut, sanded, & painted here in our studio
  • UPS home delivery shipping included to any address within the United States (sorry, we cannot ship to PO Boxes)

          this piece was designed & built by Kai in February 2022.

            repurposed & handcrafted...

            We have the deep joy of working with incredibly beautiful wood, sometimes from trees that are hundreds of years old... This means every piece that leaves our studio carries along its own history & is entirely unique.

            The wood species will vary according to what we can source from local small businesses that share our ethos.

            All our reclaimed wood products are made to order - shaped, sanded & waxed here in our studio. Woodcuts are done freehand. Unless stated otherwise, painted pieces have our unique bird & brush process: 4-6 layers of paint, graphite & ink (including a secret hand written wish between layers).

            Our wood pieces come with a small card telling a bit about us & the piece, & are either wrapped in repurposed pages from old books or in an organic cotton bag.